What We Stand For
Passion, innovation & ethical practices.
We’re proud of our lineup especially by manufacturing and printing here at home. We're creating American jobs, and ensuring that our products are made ethically and with quality.
Eco fashion is the new norm
Let’s talk about how eco or sustainable fashion wants to change the industry, why such a reform is needed, and what DyneBow is doing to be part of the movement.
Even though on-demand production is ahead of the fast fashion brands in terms of sustainability, we don’t want to stop there. That’s why sustainable fashion—a movement that wants to advance the fashion industry towards more ecological processes and social justice—is on DyneBow’s agenda.
What is sustainable or eco fashion?
Sustainable fashion or eco fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fa the fashion manufacturing system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. It concerns more than addressing fashion textiles or products. It comprises dealing with interdependent social, cultural, ecological and financial systems.It also means considering fashion from the perspective of many stakeholders – users and producers, all living species, contemporary and future dwellers on earth.
Sustainable fashion therefore is the responsibility of, citizens, and both public sector and private sector that's why we consider at DyneBow that it is also our responsibility. A key example of the need for such systems thinking in fashion is that the benefits of product-level initiatives, such as replacing one fiber type for a less environmentally harmful option, is eaten up by increasing volumes of fashion products.
DyneBow’s experience as a print-on-demand business
Let’s explore how DyneBows’s products, printing techniques and equipment, and the way we run our facilities are the keys to an environmentally friendly fashion industry.
Catalogue & Stock
The biggest advantage print in demand (POD) process have over big fashion retailers process is that on-demand produces less waste.
Traditional shopping chains produce items to sell, so they’re always manufactured in bulk to save money and make theire products cheaper. Meanwhile, DyneBow only prints, cut and sew items that already have a known buyer. This lets us avoid overproduction
What several retail giants do for excess items that don’t get sold is to throw them out or burn them. With 92 million tons of textile going to waste in the fashion industry each year (you can find more details by clicking here), our business model is a game-changer.
Waste in POD mainly comes from the items that are damaged during printing, and DyneBow’s rate for damaged items is within the industry standard.
DyneBow donates returned items to local charities and offers damaged apparel to animal shelters who can use them for their needs.
Our team is constantly working on adding new items and material to our product catalog by carefully sourcing premium products that yield high-quality print results from GOTS-certified and OEK-TEX certified fabrics. A better choice for your skin and our environment.
For each item, we test samples from several suppliers to see which works best. After our team is sure which product is the winner, it’s added to our catalog. One of our long-term partners is Bella + Canvas, a clothing manufacturer with care for the environment embedded in their brand identity. Bella + Canvas uses solar energy, limits water use, and recycles waste by-products to make sure their products can sport the eco-friendly tag.
Techniques & Equipment
We’re proud to use printers from Kornit, the specialists of DTG printing. Thanks to their commitment to and efforts in sustainability, Kornit printers produce almost zero wastewater and use less energy, lowering our carbon footprint.
Direct-to-garment (DTG) printing is more sustainable than older apparel printing methods, such as screen printing. Not only does screen printing use a lot of water and plastisol inks that don’t biodegrade, but it’s also tended towards bulk orders which can lead to overproduction. In comparison, DTG printing is more eco-friendly because items get printed only when there’s already a customer for them.
The biodegradable vegan NeoPigment inks we use are made by Kornit, and they’re water-based, toxin-free and non-hazardous. We take care to dispose of any left-over ink according to our supplier guidelines, so we’re not harming the environment.
While there are still issues to address, print-on-demand is gradually becoming a less wasteful and more sustainable alternative to the traditional bulk manufacturing and selling model. And that’s good news for both our customer and our environment.
Production facilities in North America and Europe are based close to where our customers are. This means we can ship products faster and cut the shipping distances, resulting in less air and water pollution.
We recycle (paper, cardboard, plastic, and batteries), and use energy-efficient LED lights in our offices and manufacturing centers, and we’re always looking for new ways to save energy. For example, last year the European production facility has moved into a Class A building that’s built using the latest technologies to eliminate any energy waste.
We apply responsible sourcing and a comprehensive selection process to assess our contractor’s and partner's ability to comply with our quality standards, our labour and environmental standards, and with our Code of Conduct.
We also proactively ensure that all our contractors and partners, comply with international laws, including those of the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA).
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